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Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:07


funy how a few miles affect the weather. the rain over the South west didnt get to us.  We had to endure solid blue skies all day...boring!  

Nice plants Hstafan...see the birthday  thread 

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:02

Sillee ME 

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 19:00


Cornwall Spring Gardens

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:20

Never been to Boconnoc Chrissy.  Determined to go this year.  I know it has great reputation 

Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:17

so disappointed.  Didn't notice any difference this morning re the eclipse.  Got a bunch of friends and neighbours around with drinks and tasties waitng for the eclipse .  For 2 hours we waited..........  

Will They Survive?

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 18:08

Well, they don't look great to me Still learning.  Tasmanian Tiger, I find, is a little temperamental.

however, you have informed Parkers.  I would do 2 things.......leave them be for now.  They probably will start into growth and be fine.  They grow fast now so I would look at repotting in a few weeks if so. I would inform Parkers again expressing your disappointment at the quality of plants you have received and that you will hang fire for a couple of weeks to see how they respond.

i bet they weren't cheap ??  Prob got 3 for price of 1?  Much better to buy a bigger single plant.  

Nice plants though.....I had red echinaceas behind my Tasmanian Tiger last year 

Distance to plant from young birch tree

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:39

I think they will look sooooooooperb Leslie.  

Could I suggest elegantissima?  It's got vivid red stems and green and white leaves in summer so a dogwood with year long interest.  


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 17:36

Been a beautifully sunny day here today.  Been a busy day including a free lunch 

been pestered by my "stalker" friend this week about roses she wants and asked me to pick out 4 or 5 old roses for her. Done that.

looking through David Austin catalogue I have decided to plant Olivia rose Austin in memory of my mum...she loved roses (not really my favourite plant).  Should arrive next Monday or Tuesday so will select the perfect spot and enrich the planting area before then.  It goes against the grain to plant a rose (highly over rated for me) but I will provide good companion plants


Distance to plant from young birch tree

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 16:12

6' minimum for me folks.

i would plant red stemmed dogwoods there Leslie.  And prune them every year.  A superb contrast in winter.  Or dwarf purple berberis

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 11:51

Lunaria, I guess those of us in good health take it all for granted. 

my feeling is that all disabled, physically or mentally, young or old should be helped by the rest of us.  No,cutbacks for the most vulnerable in our society yet that's exactly what we are seeing everywhere.

wish you well seem to have a great attitude to life.  

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